A carefully designed cleanse is like pressing a reset button on our bodies.
A carefully designed cleanse is like pressing a reset button on our bodies. The main objectives of any healthy cleanse should be to reprogram the body’s cells, expel toxins, stop unhealthy food and drink cravings, and set the stage for a lifetime of health and confidence. Rapid weight loss is merely a side effect of all the other great ways your body will benefit. The only problem is that most cleanses are not designed with such long-term goals in mind, which is why many of us find the weight we’ve lost returns quickly after the cleanse has ended.
As I mentioned before, most diets and cleanses focus merely on cutting calories and portion sizes. This approach may bring temporary success in terms of weight loss, but it does nothing for our health or our figures three months down the road. By that time, we are so deprived on a cellular level that those junk food cravings are screaming louder and louder, making it easier than ever to fall back into our old ways. Now, if we could cut calories without depriving our bodies in the process, well, that would be an entirely different story.
So the next step is ditching those average foods exclusively for nutrientpacked superfoods.
Cleansing with superfoods offers our bodies complete cellular satisfaction so we aren’t being starved, weakened, or depleted, which means you won’t be dying for a tray of lasagna once the cleanse has ended. In fact, it will likely be quite the opposite. After the cleanse—up to 10 straight days of consuming only nutrient-dense superfoods, slow-burning carbs, and highly digestible, plant-based protein—you will surely find your body craving a much different arsenal of foods than before.
Throughout a superfood cleanse, the body and mind will experience a rollercoaster of change. (Stay the course—don’t bail out!) The body begins to adjust to the change after a day or two, and weight loss then begins. By day seven, you will truly see results (and likely feel an increase in energy and happiness). By the end, you’ll be basking in the glow of a slimmed down figure and newfound health. Most importantly, choosing to cleanse with superfoods means you can also expect to keep that weight off.
After the cleanse is completed, the absurd cravings have been eliminated, the metabolism is firing at its optimum capacity, and the body is feeling more nutritionally satisfied than ever before, which makes it easy to either maintain or build upon the weight loss by incorporating elements of the cleanse into our everyday diets. Superfoods will become staples at every meal.
In addition, you can implement various “flex foods” into your diet, such as apples, avocados, cucumbers, watermelon, and berries. Because the body is being continuously and fully nourished, it feels more satisfied—and when the body feels more satisfied, it won’t send out those distressing hunger signals that often cause us to regress in our health and fitness goals. Now who says bikini season can’t last all year-round?
David Sandoval is the founder of Purium Health Products, a worldrenowned expert in phytochemistry and superfoods, and author of The Green Foods Bible. Learn more at puriumcorp.com. MORE ONLINE! For more detox tips, visit naturalsolutionsmag.com and type “detox” in the search bar.